Recent Press Releases
February 11, 2016
MONTREAL, February 11, 2016 — Mobilimage, a leading provider of on-location services for telecasting and recording entertainment, sporting and cultural events in North America, has made a significant investment in IP capability with its new GV Node and GV Convergent solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. The company will use the IP networking solution for its Mi3 HD OB van.
February 4, 2016
MONTREAL, February 4, 2016 — Since 2011, GV STRATUS from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has been helping broadcasters simplify and automate production workflows to produce highly creative content for a more rewarding viewing experience. Now, five years later, 200 systems have been installed—almost one per week since the launch. Customers have relied on GV STRATUS to provide complete and adaptable production workflows, with media production tools to assist ingest, editing, content aggregation, logging, transfer and playout.
February 1, 2016
MONTREAL, February 1, 2016 — From February 1 through April 30, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand is offering a special upgrade promotion that enables users of EDIUS Neo (versions 1 to 3.5) or EDIUS Pro (versions 2 to 6.5) to upgrade to EDIUS Pro 8 for just $349/€349, excluding local sales taxes. This program is available in all regions except Japan, where a separate upgrade program is available.
December 21, 2015
MONTREAL, December 21, 2015 — Two products from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, have been selected to receive the prestigious 2015 NewBay Media Product Innovation Award. Both GV Node, a new IP aggregation, processing and routing solution, and the LDX 86 Series with Extended Dynamic Range (XDR), one of the industry's leading broadcast cameras, have been chosen as winners. The award recognizes excellence in manufacturing of products to serve the TV/pro video and radio/online audio industries, with winners selected by a panel of professional users. This is the second year in a row that Grass Valley has won an award.
December 14, 2015
BOTHELL, WA, December 14, 2015 — A group of broadcast and media industry suppliers including Grass Valley, Imagine Communications, Lawo, Snell Advanced Media and Nevion have collaborated to form the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS). This new, independent trade association's mandate is to bring IP solutions to market that offer complete interoperability, are based on open standards, and integrate seamlessly into media workflow environments to foster industry innovation and efficiency. The group's efforts will be focused on promoting the adoption, standardization, development and refinement of open protocols for media over IP, with an initial emphasis on VSF TR-03 and TR-04, SMPTE 2022-6 and AES67.
December 14, 2015
MONTREAL, December 14, 2015
— A commitment to open standards and interoperability has always driven product development for Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. To further strengthen that commitment, Grass Valley has become a founding member of the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS)
, an independent trade association founded to ensure that all IP solutions brought to market offer complete interoperability, are based on open standards and will integrate seamlessly into current workflow environments. The association's initial focus is on promoting the adoption, standardization, development and refinement of open protocols for media over IP.
December 10, 2015
MONTREAL, December 10, 2015 — Recognizing the increasing demand for timely on-site reporting and the shift in the way news is gathered today, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, and Dejero are collaborating to integrate Dejero's LIVE+ Control monitoring and management tool with the GV STRATUS video production and content management system. With the embedded Dejero tool, users will be able to access, manage and assign content from Dejero's video-over-IP transmitters within a single window of the GV STRATUS system.
December 7, 2015
MONTREAL, December 7, 2015 — Rec4Box OB Factory is pleased to announce a collaboration with Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, which will define an exciting new range of production trailers for the U.S. market. The "Corsair," Rec4Box's updated 26' vehicle, as well as the newly announced 37' 5th-wheel trailer "Galleon" series, will both sport a Grass Valley Karrera K-Frame Video Production Center switcher.
December 2, 2015
MONTREAL, December 2, 2015 — DutchView Infostrada, part of the NEP worldwide network, recently launched Cloud Production, its revolutionary comprehensive IP-based video production platform. On Sunday, November 22nd, the TV show "Carlo's TV Café" was broadcast on RTL4, the leading Dutch commercial TV channel, using remote-controlled Cloud Production. This was the first live broadcast to be televised using the technology. On November 23rd, "Voetbal Inside" was broadcast on RTL7, becoming the second live broadcast to air using cloud-based technology. DutchView Infostrada built its directing, audio and shading suites at the Media Park in Hilversum, the Netherlands for this purpose.
December 1, 2015
MONTREAL, December 1, 2015 — YES Productions, a complete television production facility that's part of the New Orleans PBS affiliate, has installed the Kayenne K-Frame Video Production Center switcher from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
November 23, 2015
MONTREAL, November 23, 2015 — TV Liberal, an affiliate of the Brazilian network TV Globo, is making the switch from standard definition (SD) to high definition (HD) with a new suite of products from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. The transition to HD will enable TV Liberal to quickly and efficiently deliver high-quality live productions, breaking news coverage and other timely information to its viewers.
November 19, 2015
MONTREAL, November 19, 2015 — With more than 40 million albums sold in the past 40 years and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2013, Rush has established itself as one of the world's most recognized rock bands. The R40 Tour, staged throughout the summer of 2015, marked the band's 40th anniversary and gave fans a chance to see the group live. Solotech, a Canadian event producer dedicated to leveraging state-of-the-art equipment to create memorable performances, used a number of solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to produce the Rush R40 Tour.
November 16, 2015
MONTREAL, November 16, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will demonstrate its portfolio of broadcast solutions for live production, news production and playout at NATEXPO 2015 in Pavilion 75, Hall A, at the VDNH in Moscow. The event takes place November 18-20 and Grass Valley will be in stand A50.
November 16, 2015
MONTREAL, November 16, 2015 — Emerson College, a premier higher education institution in the U.S. devoted to communication and the arts, has upgraded its Tufte Performance and Production Center to include LDX cameras and Karrera K-Frame S-series switchers from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
November 11, 2015
MONTREAL, November 11, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be highlighting its solutions for broadcasters at the International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition (Inter BEE), November 18-20, 2015, in Hall 2 Booth #2311 at the Makuhari Messe in Japan.
November 9, 2015
MONTREAL, November 9, 2015 — As the Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC) prepares to begin its second season of exclusive coverage of Saudi Arabia's professional football league, the network has invested in a market-proven replay solution from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, that will help it tell better stories.
November 5, 2015
MONTREAL, November 5, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will showcase its live production solutions in booth #1113 at the Content and Communications World (CCW) Expo at the Javits Center in New York City, November 11-12, 2015. In addition to product displays, the booth will feature information on the transition to IP, the increasing popularity of 4K/UHD content for better storytelling and other trends in live production.
October 28, 2015
MONTREAL, October 28, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be presented with the Philo T. Farnsworth Award by the Television Academy at its 67th Engineering Emmy Awards in a ceremony on October 28 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. Grass Valley is receiving the award in recognition of its contributions over time that have significantly impacted television technology and engineering.
October 26, 2015
MONTREAL, October 26, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be highlighting its broadcast solutions for live production, 4K content, cloud-enabled playout, infrastructure, monitoring and IP in the SVC booth (C10) at the annual CAPER Show 2015. The show takes place October 28-30 at the Centro Costa Salguero in Buenos Aires.
October 19, 2015
MONTREAL, October 19, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be leading several sessions in the conference program and showcasing its broadcast solutions in Booth 217 at the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition. The show takes place October 26-29 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, CA.
September 29, 2015
MONTREAL, September 29, 2015 — DutchView Infostrada, Europe's leading expert providers of innovative video technology and broadcast solutions, has purchased 12 LDX 86 WorldCam cameras that use the IP solution from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
September 28, 2015
MONTREAL, September 28, 2015 — TV5 Québec Canada has become the nation's first broadcaster to implement a disaster recovery site for its playout and transmission operations, using GV STRATUS Playout from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
September 14, 2015
MONTREAL, September 14, 2015 — With an eye toward increased efficiency and sustainability, Mediatec Broadcast Norway, part of the NEP Group Inc., has made a significant investment in cameras and infrastructure from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, for its horse racing coverage. The company purchased 24 LDX 80 Première cameras, eight OCP 400 operational control panels, and two MCP 450 master control panels and is installing everything at 12 trotting venues across Norway, feeding a central control room in its Oslo headquarters.
September 12, 2015
MONTREAL, September 12, 2015 — bTV, the first private national TV station in Bulgaria and the country's most watched channel, has chosen EDIUS Pro 7 from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, for editing news in the field and at the station. With this purchase, bTV's award-winning newsroom will now have one of the fastest editing systems for news production, with real-time capabilities and format versatility.
September 11, 2015
LONDON, September 11, 2015 — Pacific Television Center (PacTV), a Los Angeles-based, global transmission and production company, has purchased an NVISION 8576 router from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, for its new state-of-the-art London facility with IP and 4K capabilities. The new router is a central component of the operation and will manage all of the global connectivity into and out of the London facility.
September 11, 2015
MONTREAL, September 11, 2015 — NXT DIGITAL, the Headend-in-the-Sky (HITS) service platform from Grant Investrade Limited, part of the global Hinduja Group, has installed the iTX integrated playout platform from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. Recently launched, the HITS platform will offer 500 channels to the fast-growing television market in India.
September 11, 2015
MONTREAL, September 11, 2015 — Canal9, the Switzerland Valais canton regional television station, has selected the GV Director nonlinear live production center for the Parliament of Valais, along with K2 Summit and GV STRATUS from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to provide a uniform workflow between its central station and remote sites throughout the region.
September 10, 2015
MONTREAL, September 10, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, debuts at IBC 2015 the world's first true, real-time IP processing platform, GV Node. Offering multipurpose video and audio processing, vertically accurate switching and IP aggregation, GV Node is a critical next step in the growth of Grass Valley's Glass-to-Glass IP solution for broadcasters, enabling them to apply the unprecedented flexibility of IP in more applications throughout their workflows. GV Node allows broadcasters to combine many of the advantages of a data center model with the specific requirements of a live broadcast production environment.
September 10, 2015
MONTREAL, September 10, 2015 — Technology changes are putting pressure on broadcasters to tell better stories efficiently and profitably. At IBC 2015, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will show its innovative solutions for capture, transmission, replay, workflow and storage, as well as provide insights that will help attendees make the most of new technology with solutions that guide their future handling of IP and help them make the most of digital delivery platforms.
September 10, 2015
MONTREAL, September 10, 2015 — Broadcasters around the world are focused on the exciting opportunities for enhanced content and efficiency offered by 4K and IP solutions, but are struggling to deal with the increased infrastructure required to handle the signals. At IBC 2015, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is unveiling a suite of products that provide support for 4K 1-wire transmission. Rather than requiring four 3G wires to carry an HD or 4K signal, the Grass Valley solutions use the award-winning TICO 4:1 visually lossless compression from intoPIX to carry a high-quality signal across a single wire.
September 10, 2015
MONTREAL, September 10, 2015 — intoPIX today announced Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has succesfully integrated intoPIX TICO lightweight compression into a suite of its live production solutions providing support for 4K 1-wire transmission. The TICO 4:1 visually lossless compression from intoPIX carries a high-quality signal across a single wire, which eases the broadcast transition towards IP and 4K/UHD while simplifying connectivity.
September 9, 2015
MONTREAL, September 9, 2015 — Many professionals are taking a closer look at high dynamic range (HDR) technology as a more immediate and significant solution for delivering the most realistic and vibrant HD or 4K content possible to their viewers. At IBC 2015, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is unveiling its new Extended Dynamic Range (XDR) software upgrade option for all LDX 86 series cameras working in single-speed formats (HD/3G/4K).
September 8, 2015
MONTREAL, September 8, 2015 — To meet broadcasters' requirements for more complex signal processing and distribution solutions, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, introduces the Densité 3+ FR4 frame—offering the highest density of processing power of any frame currently available, while retaining backwards compatibility with all Densité modules.
September 1, 2015
MONTREAL, September 1, 2015 — Broadcasting sports, entertainment, music, and other live events requires powerful, compact solutions that are scalable, flexible and easy to deploy. For TV Skyline, the choice was clear when outfitting its newest OB van. The company considered its previous suppliers and other options on the market, ultimately identifying the solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, as the best way to deliver the high-quality broadcasts demanded by its clients.
September 1, 2015
MONTREAL, September 1, 2015 — The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Belgian public broadcasting company VRT have unveiled the LiveIP Project, a multi-vendor system integration to showcase IP-based live broadcast production. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is collaborating with the EBU, VRT, and other industry partners to implement a live TV production studio at VRT's premises in Brussels. It uses state-of-the-art IT-centric hardware and software to enable broadcasters to produce programs quickly, efficiently and cost effectively.
August 27, 2015
MONTREAL, August 27, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, announces the first feature release of the 8.x version of its editing platform, EDIUS, designed for broadcast news, professional editing studios, event videographers and even home users. EDIUS 8.1 continues to focus on video editing performance—allowing users to edit anywhere and get stories to air faster—and enhancing production creativity via improved integration with third-party plugins.
August 26, 2015
MONTREAL, August 26, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is launching version 2.8 of its iTX Integrated Playout Platform at IBC 2015. This release further extends the functionality of iTX by removing yet more devices from the broadcast chain, reducing potential failure points and simplifying operation. Version 2.8 features two major developments—compressed IP input/output and full Softel subtitling/captioning functionality.
August 25, 2015
MONTREAL, August 25, 2015 — News production professionals are under increasing pressure to deliver more content in less time, making that content available on-air, online or via other channels. GV STRATUS News bundles from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, are designed to meet the needs of news professionals with smaller budgets while delivering high functionality, including seamless integration of proxy editing and advanced workflow management.
August 24, 2015
MONTREAL, August 24, 2015 — TV Bahia, a regional broadcaster in Brazil, has partnered with Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to bring greater efficiency to its news workflow, effectively reducing the total cost of operations for its newsroom environment. A TV Globo affiliate, TV Bahia has invested in GV STRATUS and K2 Summit 3G Transmission clients to gain a collaborative, evolvable and agile platform with a common user experience across all media production applications.
August 20, 2015
MONTREAL, August 20, 2015 — To support the migration to 4K and IP technology, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will demonstrate its newest broadcast solutions at BIRTV 2015. Attendees to booth 8A08 will have an opportunity to learn how the adoption of Grass Valley’s LDX camera system and its Glass-to-Glass IP solution leads to a more efficient workflow while producing more valuable content.
August 18, 2015
MONTREAL, August 18, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will showcase a variety of powerful solutions for broadcasters, content owners and service providers in booth 104 at SET Expo, August 23-27, EXPO Center Norte, Pavilão Vermelho in São Paulo, Brazil. This is the first time that professionals from the Latin American market will be able to see demonstrations of some of the products that debuted at NAB earlier in the year. Grass Valley will also show its roadmap to IP for a variety of products in the lineup.